To get from our opening pages to the rest of our story, can an Inciting Incident story beat help us? How is that beat different from the First Plot Point?Pin It
Of the many confusing words in the writing world, the worst might be the terms “scenes and sequels.” What’s the purpose of sequels and how do we write them?Pin It
It’s time for another post as a Resident Writing Coach over at Writers Helping Writers, where we’re talking about what makes a story’s pacing “good.”Pin It
Endless obstacles can make it hard to see the path to reach our goals. What can we do when faced with a murky path to our goal?Pin It
It’s time for another post as a Resident Writing Coach over at Writers Helping Writers, and this time we’re talking about bridging conflict.Pin It
Why is it important for characters to be active or proactive rather than reactive or passive? How can we fix a passive protagonist?Pin It
Our story’s opening is important for gaining readers, but our story’s ending is what sells readers on our next book. What makes a story resolution great?Pin It
I’ve partnered up with Writers Helping Writers to bring you a PRIZE-PACKED Advent Calendar for Writers—and you could win one of my workshops!Pin It
To discover the best drafting process for us, we might need to experiment.
Today, Marty C. Lee shares how she develops story beats into a chapter-by-chapter outline.
This time of year, writers try to get their story idea into shape before the first of November. Here’s some help to get your planning off on the right foot with NaNoWriMo.Pin It